What is Colonoscopy?
You may need to arrange for a friend or family member to help transport you home after the procedure. Upon the start of the colonoscopy, you will lie on your side or back. A sedative will be used to loosen your nerves and help you relax. During the process, a flexible tube is inserted through the rectum and maneuvered through the colon. It obtains and creates live images of your colon, which are transmitted to a bedside TV screen.
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